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it's a no-brainer. [ n ] because now, with verizon fios, you don't have to sign a term contract. -really? -that's terrific! -did not know that. -i'm in. [ male announcer ] america spoke, verizon listened. switch to fios today, now with no term contract required. it's time for fios. call the verizon center for customers with disilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. i think it's terrible. >> i'm very disappointed at the whole thing. >> i think he needs much prayer. >> this week's big story, the county executive arrested and facing federal charges. good morning. welcome to news 4 oday. i'm kimberly suiters. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. it's sunday, november 15th. the news is just ahead. first a quick check on our forecast. meteorologist chuck bell ihere with us, and a little warmer, or is it ju me? a little warm er than yesterday?
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>> it's probably just you but it's ao a little milder outside. at least downtown. we didn't get quite as cold. clouds helped us out a little bit. plenty of the western subur way down below freezing again this morning. if y live out west of town, you'll have a bundle up factor first thing this morning. around town some harmless clouds drifting overhead. they're not going to bring us any rain. another dry day today. we're 41 downtown. 36 in prince george's county. 31 out in fairfax. 30 degrees in leesburg. 30 in winchester. upper 20s to low 30s across upper montgomery county as well. plenty of cold air out there first thing on a sund morning. those rain showers way out to our west will stay west of us for today and through much of tomorrow as well. i think our rain trances here don't start to sneak up again until we get into the late hours of monday night. hopefully we can keep the rain away from the redskins game. >>hank you, chuck. >> you're welcome. we're following two
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developing stories this morning. first in virginia firefighters are investiting a two-alarm fire at a stripall in vienna. this fire broke out at the vienna plaza shopping center on maple avenue west early this morning. the cause of the blaze is still unknown and no injuries were reported. and in maryland a man is seriously hurt aer a shooting at an apament complex. this happened this morning in the 400 block of muddy branch road in gaithersburg. lice suspect the man was trying to break into one of the apartments when the tenant shot him. the man was taken to a nearby hospital. police do not believe his injuries are life threatening. stay tuned for more updates on both situatns as soon as they become available. the arrest of the prince george's county executive jack johnson and his wife have people talking this weekend. >> federal agents raided their home on friday and took the two into custody and right after his release, jack johnson vowed he would be vindicated. we have reaction to the arrest
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from people johnson served with john schripfen. >> reporter: did you vote for him? >> yes, i did. >> reporter: are you disappointed now? >> well, again, he's not guilty until proven guilty. >> reporter: some despite his arrest are waiting to pass judgment. >> he's done good. i hope h comes out all the. >> reporter: many have already seen enough >> we put so much trust in our elected officials and we expect them to live up to certain standas. and when they don't, it is very disturbing. >> the county has had to battle for a long time against somewhat negative images. i think this will only aggravate that. >> reporter: johnson and his wife leslie were arrested at their home friday charged with tampering with evidence and destroying records. what was the most shocking part of this for you. >> the part of the $80,000 in in
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her panties. that was the most shock iing. the whole thing is shocking. the whole thing. you just don't expect to hear things like that. >> reporter: jack johnson has said publicly over the next three weeks he will complete the remainder of his term. some feel his wife appointed to county couil should step down. >> let him go out and he gets to spend the rest of his life regretti this one decion. the fact she gets to make important decisions for my life is unfair. >> reporter: in prince george's county, john schriffen, news 4. >> next month baker will take over the 0 office when johnson's term ends. baker has not commented on the arrest but his aides say his agenda includes creating an ethical government in prince george's county. he's called for a package to include adding an inspector general. >> we can do forward.
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baker has a clear agenda for refo. we can do better and i think we will. unfortunately, sometimes it has to get worse before it gets better. >> baker ran unsuccessfully against johnson twice in t past. well, they stirred up controversy by targeting local high school play for their next protest, buthen the curtain rose, westborough baptist church did not showp to the rockville school play. the church had planned to picket yesterday. they're upset about richard montgomery high school students performing a project about a wyoming community's murder about the murder after gay college student, matthew shepard. we westborough baptist says god killed him because of his sexual orientation that sparked a counter protest. >> they bring a message of hate and we need to retaliate with love and reason rather than irrational action and hatred. >> interesting.
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the kids said they didn't plan a counter protest, but there they were. westborough baptist church has not responded to our inquiries as to why they did not show. this morning a maryland teenager is facing charges in a deadly robbery. lice say he was one of four guys who held up mr. wings and pizza in glen burnie friday night. bullets hit and killed flores, a customer. police charged 17-year-old vincent buhner with first-degree murder. detectives are look iing for th other three men involved in the shooting. family and friend said their final good-byes to a d.c. teen killed in a double shooting. mourne turned out saturday f the funeral of 17-year-old joseph sharp jr. he was a student in northeast. police say he and a fellow student were joking around monday night when they came across three other men. investigators believe those men may have thought the laughter was directed at them. the laughter. shots were fired and he was killed.
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>> all he wanted to do was go to school, play basketball, play xbox. he didn't wt to hurt anybody. he didn't hurt a soul. he's a good person. for something like this to happen to him, it really hurts. >> it hurts the whole community, doesn't it? doctors say the second teenager who was shot will be okay. so far no arrests have been made. >> another maryland community calling for better gun control. families of shooting victims came together to publicly demand it and to pray for an end to gun violence. >> we pray ght now that you rectify every situation, god, that is connected -- >> a faith based group called prism protested at a gun store yesterday. a recent "washinon post" investigation found that about one in three guns confiscated in d.c. and prince george's county was purchased at that dealer. protesters want the owner to sign code of conduct which calls for the store to do background checks, thorough ones, to keep illegal guns off
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the streets. 6:07 right now. 46 degrees. snow in parts of our country today. >> unbelievable. >> but not here. >> i hope it stays far, far away. >> we have great video out of the twin cities as well. good old minnesotans struggling in the snow. it's good to know it isn't just us. we don't have to worry about snow today. all we have to worry about is what spf we should be selecting for our sunday afternoon.
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welce back. coming up on 6:11. chucis here with a look at our forecast. it was really nice. even yesterday for me was a really nice day. >> i heard rumors you were out on a walk yesterday afternoon. >> walked around capitol hill? >> it was ally nice. >> beautiful day. >> and later we want to hear about paula dean. >> i had a conversation with paula. >> he got a hug. >> just keep adding butter until it tastes right. and that'sood advice for a lot of cooking no matter what you like for food. beautiful weather yesterday. another beauty of a day coming our way this afternoon. picking up aew mid and high level clouds before the day is done. won't be quite that sparkling blue sky we had yesterday. it's going to be a winner. outside on your sunday morning, hopefully your day is off to a good start already. you're up early enough to make the most of another great day
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coming. sunsne about 50 minutes -- 40 minutes or so from now. it comes up at 6:50. i'll check the graphic here in a second. right now sometimes when you need the number it falls right out of your hand. 31 degrees in washington. we do have a few clouds rolling on b but these are t rain making clouds so went don't have any today. very light to calm winds all across the region has allowed temperatures across the virginia piedmont way down into the upper 20s and low 30s. alongside the bay temperatures upper 30s to near 40, about 40 degrees downtown. even some of the suburbs, arlington, falls church, back down into the mid0s. a cold start first thing this morning. a little sliver of milder air just back out to our west will protect usor one more day so another day today with temperatures about ten degrees or more warmer than average. 24-hour change in temperature, not much of a change here but back to the west, st. louis, memphis, a 24-degree temperature drop over the last 24 hours. so as a result cooler air is coming our way.
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it's going to be a little while in getting here, though. this front doesn't have a big push behind it. high pressure still in charge. a cooler pattern that's coming our way for the week but it's not going to be bitter cold. it's going to be not quite as it's been. temperatures oser to average. thweather front sneaking its way through the mountains ever so slowly late today and throh tomorrow. by 6:00 tomorrow morning skies going over to mostly cloudy. a little ripple of low pressure ll ride along that front and that will bring us our best chances for rain as we get into tuesday, tuesday night, and that may now linger to the front part of the day on wednesday. for today, beautiful, sunny and mild. high clouds on thencrease lar on this afternoon. temperatures today mid-60s around town. then tomorrow becoming cloudy. a chaps of a sprinkle or two. probably not until after sundown. temperatures not quite as mild tomorrow but still well above average. temperatures back down into the 50s with showers likely most of the day on tuesday. lingering into wednesday. the "monday night football" game
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forecast, the eagles are in town to take on our beloved redskins. cloudy skies. there will be a risk of a sprinkle after halftime. it doesn't look like we have any heavy rain to worry about. feeling more novembery as we head into next weekend. >> and speaking of the skins, a rough night for our local pro sports teams. >> hakem dermish has highlights from the caps and wizards in this morning's "sports in a minute." good morning, everyone. your "sports minute" begins with ckey. capitals on the road last night against the buffalo sabres. third period down 2-1. nicholas backstrom answers with a sweet goal, ties the game at 2-2. it stays that way after regulation. we go to overtime. in ot sabres on the attack. check out vanek. oh, my. beats holtby. the sabres defeat the capitals in overtime. caps bacin action today at home against the thrashers at 5:00. in the nba wizards on the road in chicago. gilbert arenas had 30 points off the bench.
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he hit seven threpointers but washington comes up short in the end falling 103-96. derrick rose led the way for the bulls with 24 points. college football, maryland against virginia. terps freshman running back d.j. adams scored three touchdowns helping maryland defeat uva 42-23. in north carolina, number 20, virginia tec taking on unc. tie rod taylor threw two touchdowns to marcus davis and the defense forced six turnovers. rginia tech wins 26-10. they've won eight in a row. elsewhere, navy defeats central michigan, 38-37. that's your "sports minute." i'm hakem dermish. ha a great day. and next up is reporters notebook. a look at stories affecting our community. >>e'll be back in 15 minutes with the morning's top stories and your sunday forecast. but for now, here is pat lawson muse. good morning. welcome to reporters notook. i'm pat lawson muse. it appears the race is now over in virginia's 11th congress at district. republican keith simeon has
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conceded to connolly who will now serve his second term. although trailing by fewer than 1,000 votes, he says he's chosen not to request a recount because his cpaign sees no obvious errors in the result. he left open the possibility of revisiting with another canvas by election officials shows a significant change in the results. what's your reaction to this? >> well, on the one hand he doesn't want to have this thing drawn out too much. and he could have raised some ha hackles, raised some observions and stretched it out. he felt that the vote that hasn't been counted yet wasn't really going to go in his favor. the absentee ballots, the military ballots, the other things they still need to count wouldn't have changed it and so he did what many people might think as a very courageous and statesman like thing. he decided unless there's a change in the technical thing he's going to let it go through. >> and he said he didn't want to waste taxpayers' money.
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that's a heavy statement especially being -- coming from his corner othe world. wanting to save taxes and all of that. the whole point here is he played to the public. he said, okay, i'm going to give in to this but i want to make sure that the people understand i'm not picky enough to just waste money. taxpayer money. >> i think it also says that many of us were wrong who suggested that as the 11th district goes, so goes the house of representatives. remember, we were all -- >> like a bellwether. >> and that was supposed to be a bewether. >> yeah. >> well, it wasn't a bellwether because republicans held on to the house and the democrats ld on to that seat. so the pundits on what one was wrong. >> does this preserve his politil future if he runs for office again? does he look better because he wasn't so-called petty? >> there's something for
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bellwether or not, connolly's people have to be looking closely at the results and looking over their shoulder and being a little er nervous this e very, very close. >> 900. >> rit. which shows the issue on which simeon campaigned are very much a part of the politic and could ay with us if the economy doesn't improve. >> there was one issue that came up, joe and jerry, just days before the election. a statement that was made aut the virginia tech shootings. he said basically they wouldn't have happened, quote, if the students had been packing. he said later he mnt to speak of campus security guards d. that hurt him? >> yes. it particularly hurt him with the brother of one of the students who was killed who happened to be out campaigning to try and deal with the issue of gun control. i think those came together and it just simply hurt him with people who realized that's not the way they want their congress person to talk. >> not it to prolong ito much
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but if you think back to the time it happened, this has been a very sensitive issue in hav a virginia especially around college itself there are many people who are very concerned about gun control. >> metro warned about escalators. it turns out metro knew abo escalator problems weeks before that accident at the l'enfant plaza station. six people were injured. some of them seriously, when the escalator brakes failed. a month before that accident happened an independent report commissioned by metro found that some of the system's brake pads were worn out and couldn't be repaired. they have begun inspecting them all. at the time there were questions about whether there might be problems, widespread problems throughout the stem based on what has been said about ts, thisast week, why didn't word about this earlier warning come up until it showed up in a blog
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this week? >> go ahead. well, i was going to simply say that john q. public, a so many soundbites of this. mr. metro, something is wrong with the fact you keep ignoring these warnings. they've gotten warnings before on other issues and it seems like somehow, somebody is ignoring the warnings that they're getting. this could have been a very, very drastic tragedy for metro. luckily no one was killed. >> dave? >> it's especial troubling in terms of the, quote, reforms that have been mentioned about metro. new people on staff. new brooms sweeping free, policy reviews, procedural reviews, and yet this still happened. somebody isn't doing their job. it's as simple as that. >> and escalators are common carriers. like a bus is a common carrier, a taxi is a common carrier.
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i learned this the other y. elevators and escalators are common carriers which means that if somebody is seriously injured or worse, then you can s the metro or the cit and i think you're absolute ly right. the fact that there weren't people seriously injured. but, you know,s your point, pat, your question ises this point. and this is crazy. they should have notified -- i get notices from the public relations department of metro all the time. and i imagine your newsroom does, too. but when it comes to something like this, a system -- an escalator system over 30 years old, i would think the brake pads would wear out after 30 years and you'd want the public to know. >> is there anybody -- is there someone in control? >> yeah. >> who is working this problem? we have new personnel. we have all kds of new safeguards allegedly, but something is not getting through. >> it should never get to that point. >> it comes down to wear and
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tear. the public uses these escalators every day, 24/7. so you know something is going to wear out. and this is the reason why i said in the beginning many of the soundbites talking to people in the public, they're very concerned that metro is not paying attention to warnings. >> they're not wear and tear. you get wear and tear on everything you're supposed to have a system in place that addresses exactly what you expect. this is not brain surgery. laziness maybe. >> vincent gray hits e ground running even before he's sworn in. d.c.'s mayor elect has hit the ound running indeed from ptas to taxi drafrs unions, business leaders and public transportation advocates. the pressure is on, vincent gray has a lo of problems to tackle, a lot of peopl to please and a lot of tough issues to deal with. he says he'soing to start with schools and school reform. talk about the challenge he's facing there especially in light of the city's budget deficit. >> well, he's going to have to satisfy a lot of people, mainly the one in four people that
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wrote indrian fenty because they love michelle rhee. he has to satisfy that population. so the satisfaction of reform of schools, he is faced with a very, very big challenge here, pat, because, number one, the schos will cost a lot of money and whether they're going to have to cut some positions in the school system or not, how is this going to affect the reforms, say, the next six months, is very questionable. >> do you think in making cuts in other programs in order to fund his refor? that's right. well, he has to be -- he has to be, youknow, not accused of robbing peter to pay paul. he may have to do that. the fact is the big issue in the campaign or a big issue certainly was michelle rhee and reform. and skeptical people, jerry mentioned the write-in vote. there are several wards that went heavily for fenty. he must not forget about those people. just when he governs, he must not forget about the people that
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don't really -- don't are still skeptical about him and there has to be something that proves to people that the reforms, whether michelle rhee shouldave done it or no need to go through and schools need to improve. and if that starts coming back, that's not good. >> and those would be the first people that i would meet with. i would take king's advice in his column. those would be the people i would meet with. i would immediately havimpact. those would be the folks i wuld level with immediately, simultaneous to ward eight. >> we have to take a break. we'll be right back.
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welcome back. as winter sets in, some members in the district say the city should give homeless families who can prove recent d.c. r residency preferential treatment when it comes to shelters during the cold months. d.c. shelters take in anyone who is homeless regardless o where they come om.
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but th city's budget deficit has leaders questioning the feasibilitof that law. ward six councilmember introduce add bill to change the la what would be the impact of saying, you can't stay in our shelter unless you can pve you have ties to the district of columbia? >> homeless pele will wander from jurisdiction to jurisdiction and families in particular, you find it very difficult. you don't have a hotel reservation system. okay, i've got room at the end here. maybe they'll call but remember what was also in this proposal that if a family from hyattsville comes to the district andhere's no room because they're going to take a district person, the district said they will try and get the people back to hyattsville. this keeps folks -- keeps the district from being dumped on by other jurisdictions. >> what do you say about that, jerry? there are many who believe it's
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the nation's capital. if you are a citizen of this country, you have a right to sleep in the nation's capital if you have nowhere else to sleep. >> this issue has come up before. this issue has come up before. the fact that we don't want d.c., and i'm not talking about me, but weon't want d.c. to be a dumping ground. and this kind of hinges on the fact that d.c. is always that city that you can go, get services, and i don't have to be a citizen of d.c. tommy wells is very concerned about that because it costs money to run the shelter. >> but is it a good policy? that's the question. >> well, good policy or not, pat, the fact is that if you have a family from out of the city who are not connected to d.c. coming in to get a shelter and a bed, they like hospital beds. we don't have that many for everybody. >> people may not like it or support it but it is -- you could argue it is the de facto poli for the reasons jerry has said. this is the nation's capital. people come here for all kinds of reasons without probably
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thinking about it ahead of time, and i think city officials, it behooves them, to ink about that proem and how to deal with it with the budget we've got, with the space we've got. it's there. ether you think it's right or wrong, whether it fits in with your personnel plan, it's there. and you have to respond. >> do you think this will pass? >> maybe we should bill those cities then if your homeless person comes from hyattsville, send hyattsville a bill. >> the federal government in here to build some homeless shelters. >> efforts should be made to get them back wherthey cam from. once they're here, that may be other deal. >> studies in montgomery county. they have been asking parents to join a conversation about the topic of student achievement in order to address the gap, the disparity between students. black students and other students. the superintendentas formed the study groups. the parents meet two hours a week for six weeks during the
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schoolear and they talk about the issues that apparently are not being discussed in other venues. how have these study circles worked and what's the premise behind them? >> too early to determine how it's worke i think it's absolutely a smart move for the superintendent to discuss race. it's that 800 poun gorilla always in the room. nobody wants to talk about it. and i'm so glad they started with parents because parents are probably theiggest problem. not the students. >> and the big situation in montgomery county is the fact that you have a large immigrant population. i mean, you're talking about people from africa. people from asia as well as latin america and all of this coming together in this county, these so-called -- what do you call them? study groups should really prove some achievement and success. >> sure. it opens up a dialogue. it allows for conversation. probably isn't -- it's a pressure gauge. it lets out the pressures peopl might have. it seems like something that should get a lot more
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consideration. >> i would call bridges of understanding. i think that's the basis there. people understanding each other so that you can have a better learning process. >> because you have parents that may not be able to speak english and they go to scho, they can't communicate with the teachers or the administration. so i hope the school board learns something from it not just the parents, from each other. >> it's a learning moment perhaps. >> thank y and thank you for being with us. that's "reporters notebook." stay with us now. news 4 today continues 9 good morning. welcome back to news 4 today. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm kimberly suiters. 's sunday, november 14th. the news is just ahead. first, a quick checkn our forecast. chuck bell live in the studio. doesn't feel li november out there or at least later this
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afternoon. >> feels much more like early october with temperatures this mild. now a lot of the suburbs are down into the 20s and 30s this moing so a little colder there. beautiful oking, early start on the sun rise out there from our city camera view. look at at. nice looking sky out there. just a few mid lev clouds drifting through. they're not going to bring us any chance for rain today so it will be a dry afternoon. try to get outside and do whatever you need to do. temperatures are in the upper 30s and low 40s right around town but the further west you go away from the bay, things have gotten cold once again. culpepper, manassas, warren ton and up into the panhandle of west virginia. temperatures in the 20s. so a little bit colder there. an increase in clouds by later on ts afternoon and tonight. the next real chance for rain, though, i think probably holds off until after the sun goes down tomorrow. any chance for rain during the redskins game on monday night looks like a relatively slow chance. but you need to enjoy your sunshineoday because it will
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not last. >> thank you, chuck. we are following two developing stories this morning. first in virginia. firefighters are investigating a two-alarm fire at a strip mall in vienna that fire broke out at the vienna plaza shopping center in the 300 block of maple avenue westarly this morning. the cause of the fire still unknown at this point. no injuries were reported, though. and in maryland a man is in serious condition after a shootingt an apartment complex. this happened this morning in the 400 block of muddy branch road in gaithersburg. police suspect the man was attempting to break into oneof the apartments when a tenant shot him. he was take tone a nearby hospital and his injuries are not considered life threatening. stay with us as both stories become available. community leaders are react to go georges against prince george's county executive johnson. agents arrested him and his wife leslie after a five-year political corruption investigation. news 4's derrick ward explains how the case could impact future
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business deals in the county. >> reporter: retailers no longer shun prince george's county, high-end mixed development and the housing sector that's shrunken under the weight after struggling ecomy but it remains active. these have been the hall marks of the johnson administration. >> i've been in the county for 22 years but, yes, under this administration there has been significant economicevelopment that has taken place. >> reporter: but as of friday a new, less desirable image of the administration as it became the targ of a federal probe into bribery. reverend jonathan weaver, president of the collective banking group, an organization of churches focusing on bringing developmt to the county, says such efforts could now be more challenging. >> people will draw conclusions without having all of the evidence and will therefore cause some people to reflect and perhaps be hesitant in terms of what they might do and think about prince george's county. >> others in the county say the
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allegations laid out by prosecutors of quid pro quo contracting have been the county's best known secret for some time. >> baker as a new leader who has a clear agenda for reform, we n do better a i think we will do better. unfortunately, sometimes it has to get worse before it gets better. >> reporter: folks are warning against aush to judgment and there is a hope in the county that pnce george's county will emerge from this a better place. >> it's sad that we've allowed this to go on and with a would evene sadder is we don't fix it this time. >> reporter: derrick ward, news 4. >> bake has refused to comment on the arrest of his predecessor. >> one of the wld's most prominent and well-known political prisoners is now free. democracy activist suu kyi was greeted by cheering supporters. she told a crowd of 5,000 that she will continue to fight f human rights in that military controlled country. it's not clear whether the
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burmese government has imposed any conditions on her release and if she would accept them. suu kyi has been underouse arrest or in jail for more than 15 of the last 21 years. as new members of congress make their way to town tomorrow, president obama is talking about ways to slash the budget and cut the deficit. the only thing he says he won't do is raise taxes on the middle ass. other than that, he says he's willing to makeome serious deals with republicans. nbc's brian mooar reports. >> reporter: as presidenobama winds down his asian trip, he's looking for ways to work with the republican members of congress. >> we have a chance to advance not republicans or democrats but of the american people, to put our country on the path of fiscal discipline and responsibility that wi lead to a brighter economic future for all. >> reporter: the president wants to eliminate earmarks, those pork projects lawmakers piggyback into bigg bills. and this past week a presidential commission released
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radical suggestions for raising revenue and slashing the deficit. th includes a cut in the home mortga tax deduction. republicans say they're ready to make some tough decisions. >> we're also tracking down every last rule and roadblock rigged to keep government spending binge on autopilot. and if we're ever going to change the broken status quo, we need to make it easier to cut spending and harder to increase it. >> reporter: democrats are already drawing the battle lines and not just over budget cuts. nancy pelosi is about to lose her title. but she wants to lead the democratic minory with the same management team. she brokered a deal th would keep steny hoyer as her number two and james clyburn as her number three. heading off a fight that would have divided her forces before the fighting even bens. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. president obama's top adviser, david axelrod, will visit "meet the press" this
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morning to talk about the deals the president is willing to strike on the deficit and tax cuts. then senator john mccain will speak to the strength of republicans in congress and how they plan on working with democrats to achieve their goals. that's all thimorning starting at 10:30 on "meet the press" right here on nbc 4. it's an announcement we all knew was coming but now it's official. ram emanuel announced yesterday he is running for mar of chicago. the former congressman and presidential adviser has often been seen as a washington insider. but duri his announcement he emphasized his family's roots in chicago and the need to address the city's current challenges. >> the next mayor will have g shoes to fill. the choic we make in the next few years will define chicago for future generations. they will determine whether we remain world class city. >> emanuel resigned in early october. the election the next mayor will be helin february. former president george bush drew more than 3,000 people at a
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book signing in central florida yesterday. bush spoke and signed his memoir decision points in a large retirement community near orlando. he said during the visit that he doesn't miss being presidentbut does miss some of the perks like flying on air force one and never getting stuck in traffic. >> i can imagine. >> i've been stuck in traffic becausof a president or two. >> yeah. motorcade or two. 6:38 right now. how much would you pay for bernie madoff's underwear? >> pardon? >> not kidding. coming up, how much someone paid for the disgraced financier. >> from groceries to gifts. [ man ] are you aware that verizon fios brings fiber optics to your home
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two people face charges in arizona this morning after this clash at a neo-nazi rally there. police say that they threw rocks at officers trying to keep protesters from blocking a march to the federal courthouse in phoenix yesterday. in return, cops threw tear gas to move protesters off the street. the language here was too explicit to let the audio play now. members of the neo-nazi socialist movement had a permit. no one was seriouslyhurt. the anti-defamation league is criticizing fox news channel's glenn beck over remarks he made about billionaire financier
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orge soros and the holocaust. the pundit described him as a jewish boy helping to send h to the death camps. he survived the nazi occupation and donated to liberal causes. the director post add statement calling glenn beck's remarks inappropriate and offensive. custom made clothes, used socks, even a 10 1/2 carat diamond ring all has new owners. the u.s. marshal service auctioned it off yesterday. someone paid $550,000 for the diamond engagement ring that madoff gave to his beloved wife, ruth, a leather stool with a broken tail sold for $3,300. and one person paid $1,700 for 11 pairs of mon monogrammed
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boxers, some used. he is serving a life sentence in north carolina. money from the auction will help repay clients madoff swindlein his multibillion dollar ponzi scheme. >> somebody will buy it. whatever it is, somebody will buy it. there you go. >> $1,000 underwear aside. layaway has made a resurgence around the holidays as more people are trying to save every single penny. >> this holiday season consumers are becoming more thrifty and it's not just about gifts >> reporter: la toya used to go to maternity shops. now you'll find her here at the goodwill store. >> maternity jeans and everything i can get from here for about $5, $10 as oppose the ed to $40, $50. i'm not going to be preant forever. >> reporter: mario sullivan
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discovered goodwill this year with her kids. >> bought two harry potter books today and instead of pay iing f the hard cover like $30, we bought them for $4.99 and $5.99. >> reporter: in this struggling economy, more america are shopping at thrift stores. goodwill has seen an 11% increase in sales and are opening 100 new stores with a brand-new face for their changing clientele. >> we had a customer who came back and said this is a great store. i stopped here every time i'm on my way to nordstrom and every time i on my way back. >> reporter: and more retailers have neways to save money. toys 'r' us offers a layaway plan on big ticket its for the secondyear in a row. all to save parents from saying, sorry, kids, no presence this year. but they're not e only ones. kmart, sears, best buy, and tjmaxx are in the game. >> the ability to save ney. no one feels they have the same amountf buying power today as they did in the past. >> reporter: it at the grocery
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store, consumers are turning to less expensive store brand products now making up 22% of groecery sales to save more. chicago-based supermarket where 95% of the products are store brand is becoming so popular it is opening 100 new stores around the country this year. >> our stos in the upper income demographic are some of our best performing year on year. >> reporter: katherine says she likes the prices. >> i must be safrpg at least $100 every time i come into the store. >> reporter: whether it's for clothes, toys or food, more americans are watching their spending by going back to basics. >> have you been to caucus, new jersey? >> i think i may have been through there once. >> at the train station, secaucus. >> chuck bell is here. how do you sayit? you have so many quirky
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pronunciations. >> i-o-way. >> a nice lady said you shouldn't y i-o-way. iowa is correct. one of my best friends is from iowa. i would say secaucus. i'll give the emergennew jersey break this morng. a complete check of a very nice november forecast just around the bend. when it comes to getting my family to eat breakfast,
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6:48. time to check in with chuck. >> mild an sunny and beautiful around here. that is very nice for november around this part of the world. temperatures will be back in the 60s again later on this afternoon. we know it isn't going to last forever and the proof is in the pudding. look what happened yesterday in the twin cities. old man winter comes early and ays late in the upper midwest. anywhere from 6 to 10 inches of snow around minneapolis and s paul. lots of heavy snow central and southern minnesota yesterday. so cold weather and winter lives and breathes not sovery far away from us. right now here in the whington area, a few clouds out there this morning. temperatures are in the upper 30s and low 40s. a beautiful sun rise about to occur. sun rise is officially one minute from now. 41 degrees here in washington.
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the winds have gotten calm. temperatures upper 20s and low 30s across the western suburbs this morning from manassas up to vienna and falls church. 37 degrees in hagerstown. a little nose of relatively mild air in the ohio valley will protect us for one more day so temperatures today will be equally as nice as yesterday well up in a the 60s. but the cold air is spilling down across the middle of the k country and we'll have cooling trend here. we're not going to get the sharp snap in temperature like that. nonetheless, our temperatures will be trending downward. this weather front will be coming through here during the course of the day tomorrow and sort of hanging up over the area as we get into tuesday and wednesday as it hangs up around the area we'll have more clouds than sunshine for much of the week and our best chance for rain will be coming up on tuesday, tuesday night, maybe a little bit into wednesday and maybe a passinghower on thursday. but tuesday is going to be the rainiest day. so for today sunny and mild. high clouds on the increase later this afternoon but mild again, well up into the mid-60s. tomorrow becoming cloudy.
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a chance of a few sprinkles after the sun goes down tomorr. temperatures will be in the mid to upper 50s and low 60s tomorrow. the coolest, rainiest day of the week will be tuesday. rain should be out o here by about lunch time on wenesday. if you're one of the 90,000 planning on going out to fedex eld for the "monday night football" game the eagles and the dskins 55 degrs. plenty of clouds. maybe a chance of a sprinkle during the second half of the game but no heavy rain is expected and then drier and cooler as we get outf the week and into next weekend. sun rise on the way. a beautiful morning outside. you're planning on getting outside, look there. the proof is in the picture. >> you ask and you receive. >> that's right. the first rays of sunday sunshine. very nice. we still have fall cors out there. >> sure do. >> drove out to new market, virginia, on thursday. great color in the shenandoah valley. >> the caps go for their seventh win in a row and in college football maryland takes on virginia. >> hakem dermish has highlights
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from a busy saturday in the world of sports. good morning, everyone. we start with hockey. and when you play the buffalo sabres, you know what you're up against. goaltender ryan miller, one of the best in the nh the defending vezina trophy winner back in net after missing twweeks because of injury. the capitals riding a six-game winning streak trying to solve the ryan miller riddle. and ryan middle not getting any help early on. no score first perd. buffalo defenseman tyler myers tries to clear it to alexander semin. passes and rips it past miller. capitals take a 1-0 lead. i would say they're solving miller to this point. later in the first sill one up. cams on the power play but here come the sabres. patrick kaleta out front shoots. wow, phenomenal glove save by holtby. washington trails, 2-1. puck in the sabres zone. over nicholas back strop. off the post and in.
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backstrom's fth of the season. we're all knotted at 2- game goes to overtime. over a minute left in ot, vtoma vanek, backhand on holtby. are you kidding me? pretty move. the capitals fall 3-2 in overtime. the capitals are back at ho later today against atlanta. face-off set for 5:00. nba now, washington in chicago last night. a made for tv matup between two number one overall draft picks. the wizards john wall against the bus derrick rose. and john wall going against derrick rose for the first time in their careers. second quarter, wizar down two. off the bulls' miss, blatche grabs it ahead to john wall. drives and this is beautiful. goes around the back and up and in. wow. wall went for 16 points.
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moments later wall gets the rebound, runs the floor, lobs it up for mcgee and throws it down over corver. mcgee had six ints and four blocks. rose going against wall. looking like michael jordan. on this play. rose had a team high, 24 points. gilbert arenas and check this out. hits from deep. he had 30 points off t bench, seven three-pointers. wizards cut the lead to to five. that's as close as they get. 103-96. college football. on senior day a freshman from maryland dominates. terps running back d.j. adams who has played sparingly this season was goliath on the goal line scoring three touchdowns against the cavaliers. maryland beats dn virginia knocking the cavs t of bowl contention. we're in charlottesville. mike london drawing up a trick
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play against the terps, it works. first quarter lining up for a field goal, psych. hodges, a former team manager, flips the ball to danzer. 16 yards for the touchdown. virginia in front, 10-7. second quarter, same score. o'brien calls his own number. follows his block. textbook. 12-yard score. 14-10, terrapins. end of the third quarter, terps down two. o'brien throws over the middle. off the hands of darnell carter and williams snags it for a 26-yard gain. a little lucky but the terps take it. three plays later to freshman . d.j. adams and he busts in for his third touchdown of the game. ralph friedgen with the defeat. a loss of 145 yards. maryland plays florida state at home next week. all right,o north carolina. number 20, virginia tech, against unc. okay. who has the better view, those people or this dude? all alone on top after crane outside the stadium.
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third arter, hkies down one. tyrod taylor back to pass. finds marcus davis in the back of the end zone for an 11-yard score. virginia tech takes a 16- lead. later tar heels with the ball. t.j. yates play-action, goes deep for his receiver in double coverage. not a good choice. intercepted by hosely. the hokies force six north carolina turnovers. so that leads to this. taylor under pressure tosses it up for that marcus davis guy again. the same result. touchdown, hokies. virginia tech wins it 26-10. its eighth win in a row. too-to-annapolis. chris procter in at quarterback. octer and navy ground game still inbusiness. midshipmen trailing by three third quarter. procter fakes the pitch. scramblein. navy takea 28-24 lead. four seconds left. central michigan just scored. instead of the extra point they
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go for two and the win. ryan radiff looking for his receiver but it's incomplete and that's it. the coach can't contain his joy, celebrating like a kid. navy, , yeah, they hang on to win it 38-37. that's your morning sports. i'm hakem dermish v. a great day. he earned that. i'd be jumping arod like a kid, too. >> absolutely. forget about acting like you've been there before. >> we love the midshipmen. still more news 4 today after the break. >> and also news 4's viewpoint. stay with us.
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good morning. welcome to news 4 today. i'm kimberly suiters. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. it's sunday, november 14th. chuck bell is here with a look at our forecast this morning. >> i didn'tet the splas of red memo. >> we're all in the same shade family. pink. >> in a dark suit. >> we're feeling festive head to go thanksgiving. >> beautiful, bright colors for a beautiful, bright fall afternoon. we were talking about this. there is still enty of good
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fall foliage color. there's still a great looking view out there of downtown washington. sun splashed on a sunday morning. 41 degrees downtown. 36 in clinton, maryland. 31 in waldorf and la plata. annapolis still celebrating. 31 degrees. 31 in winchester, virginia. clds will be on the increase today so it won't be quite as sparkling blue skies as we saw yesterday afternoon but mild and dry. temperatures well above average again this afternoon. up into the mid-60s across nearly every neighborhood. unfortunately due to the timof year, the sun goes down at 4:55 this afternoon. get outside and enjoy the sunsne whi it's out there. >>hank you, chuck. >> okay. >> checking on our top stories this morning, prince george's county executive elect will not comment on his predecessor's arrest after a corruption investigation. federal agents charge jack johnson and his wife with tampering with witnesses d
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destroying evidence. investigators say johnson told his wife to flush a check from a real estate developer and hide cash in her undeear. a man was shot after what police believed was a break-in attempt. it happened early this morning in the 400 block of muddy branch road. the man was tak to a nearby hospital. his injuries are not considered life threatening. westborough baptist church was a no-show to their own scheduled protest. the church planned to picket yesterday at richard montgomery high school in rockville. students there are performing the laramie project, a play based on the murder of a gay wyoming college stude. >> those are some of the stories making news today. next is nbc 4's viewpoint. >> we'll be back in a few minutes with an update. good morning and welcome to a special edition of "vi "viewpoint." i'm jim handly. on november 20th the archbish of washington will be installed in the college of cardinals in rome, one of 24 named by pope benedict as he prepares for this momentous jrney.
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we are honored to have with us this morning cardinal designate donald whirl. your emnens, thank you for coming in. >> thank you. thank you for having me. it's a joy. >> you leave on tuesday for rome. take us back when you found out the news, how did you find out and what does it mean to you to become a cardinal? >> well, the news came relatively early. it was right after we celebrated mass in the morning. i got some breakfast and i was told someone was on the line. i thought early for a call. and he said, you'll be happy to know the holy father has named you a cardinal. but you can't tell anybody about this until tomorrow. >> you had to sit on it. >> i had to sit on it for a day. but it was -- it was a time of really great excitement because the appointment really is a tribute to washington.
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this is the capital of the united states and i think that the holy father was saying the church in the capital of our country here is very important. it impacts and manifests. >> you hosted him all the excitement. >> i had the great joy of host ing him, of being able to welcome him and the decision to come to washington was reflective of the idea that we really do reflect the whole country. we were able to say, and it turned out to be absolutely true, holy father, when you -- when you're at mass, and you look out, you're going to see a
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slice of america and you're going to hear the voice of our country and he did. i think that stuck with him. when he was lookingor a way to highlight the importance of faith and the imrtance of church and certainly theole of the catholic church in our country. >> what does this change mean for the archdiocese of washington? how will your role change as archbishop here? >> well, essentially the work of the archbishop goes on but now has a new yer. and thatew layer is going to involve obligations now to the holy father, to the officesin rome that assist him. usually a cardinal exercises their role as adviser to the pope by being appointed to some ofthe commissions and offices that provide the pope with the information he needs. and so that's one of the ways
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you do that. but there's another element. i hope -- i hope the office of cardinal gives me perhaps a little bigger platform on which to stand when we talk about moral issues, when we talk about the importance of gospel values in our culture. >> i want to talk more about that and the rest of the half hour. you also have another uique responsibility, though, and that is part of the electionn choosing a new pope. >> that's at the heart of the work of a cardinal. and i hope i don't have to exercise that for a long, lopping, long time. but that's the one unique function of a cardinal. you vote in the conclave for the next pope. you do that until you're 80. and that's something that i hope i don't have to exercise.
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>> let's talk about the big picture and the challenges as you see them for the greater church and our archdiocese here in the washington region which our viewers should know represents the district of columbia and five maryland counties, too. how do you see the challenges facing catholics today in o area? i'm glad you mentioned, by the way, that we're more than just the district of columbia because the five counties bring us back to the very beginning of the catholic church in the colonies. in southern maryland the first catholic colonists arrive when the two little boats, the two little ships, arrived and brought catholic settlers in 1634. and that was the beginning in the english speaking colonies of the catholic church. so we have a history here. we have a deeply rooted history and, in fact, the first -- the
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first catholic bishop for the entire uited states was born in what is now the archdiocese of washington in marlboro. >> really? >> and he was elected bishop for the whole church in the united states in bowie. so all of this is part of our hiory. we,hen you look back and you see this rootedne, it seems to where we are today and what our responsibilities are. in all of those centuries the task of e church, the task of the bisho has been to continually announce the gospel and teach the gospel message and invite people to live it, to experience it, to share it. >> and as a bishop for 25 years
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and we are back with the archbishop of washington. the pope has calleall of the cardinals together for a day of reflection and prayer. one of the topics is religious freedom. your eminence, let me ask you, do you think we are becoming less tolerant of one another as a people in this country and throughout the world? >> i think that's a very serious problem. and i'd like to address it the way you describe it. first of all, around the world. we take here in the united states for granted our religious freedom, constitutionally guaranteed.
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but that's not the case in large parts of the world. there are large parts where minority faith communities simply can't practice their faith. and our holy father keeps calling us to recognize that the human spirit -- the human spirit needs to be able to express itself in its relationship to god in freedom. and so there shouldn't be legislation that prohibit freedom of worship. there shouldt be countries and areas of countries where you simply can't practice your faith but closer to home think our challenge is a little bit different. our challenge here is the increasing idea -- the increasing secularism that doesn't want to leave space in the public forum for faith. and i think we're seeing that's
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becoming, for some, an alternative way of seeing how a community -- how r society should function. his ttorically faith communitie are an integral part of faith in the united states. in fact, faith communities -- faith, religious faith, is woven into the very fabric of our land. it's expressed in our founding documents. it's lived in the way we have always approached life. only recently have we heard that we should be a totally secular society, that somehow the voices of faith,the voices of moral understanding, the vice of the gospel vision shouldn't be heard as a part of the ordinary discussion around issues th touch all of us. >> do you think that's an
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extreme way of becoming politically correct for lack of a betterterm, that we're afraid to be mixing our politics, our government with our religi? >> i think what's hapning is we are making a misunderstanding of separation of chur and state. into separation of faith and moral conviction from the public order. i think we want to always recognize a separation of church and state. no state should impose a religion on all of its members. and that was the wle purpose of that constitutional amendment to keep the government from saying, we're going to have this as our faith. but that's not the same as separation of your convictions, youroral and religious and
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ethical convictions from the public square. we've always brought those with us. why? because believers d citizens are the same people. the same person who is a member of the common good of the society is also a member much of the faith community. and so you can't separate them out and really expect that we aregoing to have a good, wholesome view of life. >> why do you think it is that fewer americans raised as catholics have decid to stay in the church and continue a close bond with the catholic church and what can do you to bring those who have fallen away back in? >> jim, that is a very, very good question and it's one that we are all grappling with including theholy father and it's on the agenda for when we meet with him. i think what's happened is we have -- we live in such a
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frenetic society. we are all so businey and movino rapidly, it takes so much today just to keep afloat and the result is that many, many of our young people, good young people, young adults, are caught up in all of this. and they don't make e time and space for their relation ship with god. even just to take the time in the course of the day to remeer that there is a god and say a prayer. i don't think people deliberately say i'm not going to go to church anymore. i think they just get so caught up in life that they begin to forget. and that's where today we have a specia obligation.
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we are going to chur with some regularity and i would like to think that people areoing with great regularity. we have an obligation to invite back, to invite back people who should be with us and who maybe are just waiting for an invitation. i was at a gathering of a number of college students at one of our churches, st. svens, on pennsylvania avenue. it was a wonderful evening mass. an evening mass for college students is their time for mass. we had well over 200 students from the campuses in the area. i asked them, how is it there are so many of you at this mass and they said we began last year with a much smaller group and we justsaid, why dn't we ask
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people on campus with us, classmates, roommates, would y like to go back to church? and the response was phenomenal. many people said, well, yeah, why not? no one's asked me. >> sometimest's as simple as that. we have a lot more to get to but we have to take another break right now. i want to talk about about two passions of yours. catholic charities and ucation when we come right back with the archbishop of washington.
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here are some of the stories we're following th hour. firefighters are investigating a two-alarm fire in vienna that broke out at the shopping center in the 300 block of maple avenue westarly this morning. the cause of the blaze is still unknown. no injuries reported. a man was shot after wh police believe was a break-in attempt in a gaithersburg apartment
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complex. it happened early this morning in the 400 block of muddy branch road. the mawas taken to a nearby hospital, his injuries are not considered life threatening. prince george's county elect offering no comment on his predecessor's arrest after a political corruption investigation. agents filed him with tampering, witnesses and destroying evidence. investigators say johnson told his wife to flush a check from a real estate developer and hide cash in her underwear. we'll have more news and weather in about 15 minutes. and we are back with cardinal designate mcdonald whirl this morning. weere talking about people not taking so much of a deliberate act of stepping away from the caolic churchbut wanted to ask you because there has been in recent years the thought out there in light of the sex abuse scandal amg clergy years ago that people were taking a
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deliberate step to back away from the church. how do you get that trust back, and is there lingering damage from that? >> i think the first point is we want to make sure everyone knows, and that includes anyone who has ever been victimized but all of our community, we want them to know the church has taken very serious action so what we're talking about day are all of those things that took place years ago but has long since been stopped in the chur. we still have outreach to people who were hurt, to see that they're healed. that they feel once again close to christ and his church. i'm not sure how we gauge the impact on at because right now we have the largest influx of
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sem narns in recent history. >> and, in fact, you're opening a new cemetery near catholic university next fall. >> we are and that's an exciting moment for this church. we have so many young people comi in to the formation program. these are men that are coming in at college age level that we have to open a whole new program. catholic university provides us the instructional format but we now wille able to do our own spiritual formation and i think this is a sign of the vibrancy, of the vitality, of the resilience of the faith. some bad things can happen but people realize that's not the church. that's some people in the church. and this influx of young men into the seminary says to me there's a great future ahead. >> well, we speak about vocation and men, let me ask you your
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thoughts on the bigger picture as we see women take aore active role in everything from running for the white house to being prime minister of superpowers and leaders in other faiths to the very top ranks. y is it today that the catholic church doesn't hold them in equal regard in the hierarchy we see in some other roles for women and society? >> i think we want to separate out two things. in the area of regard, i think the church values, esteems, and regards women at the same level that it values, esteems and regards men. there is no distinction in our baptism, in our call, in the living out of o faith. when we come to the one area of church life, and that is sacramentaministry, that's the only area that's reserved to men
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and that's historically and theologically because jes owned the ordained men. his apostles were all men. even though he called women to experice the whole life and gospel that he was proclaiming and sharing. so i think it's important for us this keep that distinction. women have that in the catholic church. >> and they're doing more and taking more roles on. do you envision a day we will see a woman priest or a priest marry for that matter? >> well,they're two different issues as you point outhe question of marriage is really a more practical pastoral issue although it's in the history of the church. the question of ordination is one that is much more theological. but in the meantime, look what we see in the li of the church. and i'm talking now about from the beginning of the church in
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our country. women were the founders of so many of the schools. women were the founder of the hospitals, the nursing homes, the orphanages. ey continue to have this very powerfuloice in the life of the church. >> that hands-on role. all right. we'll be right back as we wrap up "viewpoint."
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and we are back with the archbishop of washington. let me ask you, your eminence, in thisclimate, this economy, many churches are ffering. yours is actually thriving when it comes to fund-raising. your cholic charities has touched countless lives in our community. >> catholic charities every year touches individually over 60,000 peoplen the district alone. just in the district of columbia
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alone. and i'm happy to say people are responng to that. we've had this year in all of our catholic charities fund-raising efforts we've gone over the goal in every one o them. the response has been so power ful and i think it's connected with the idea many, many people realize they're hurting financially. they're recognizing others are hurtineven more. the archbishop in its appeal this year went over -- it broke every record in the history of our appeal. people areesponding with enormous generosity and i think it's because they know this is being used for a good cause. >> they know where the money is going and it goes to so many different services. i was reading about a third of the homeless people in washington, d.c., alone stay overnight on any given night in
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a homeless shelter run by catholic charities. at are some of the other services? >> when youstart talking about all of these services including some direct financial support to people who need help with rent, things like that, but also care for people who need counseling, care for people who a dealing with an unintended pregnancy. care for children who are caught up in domestic violence. sometimes it can be a matter of almost life and death. when we had the blizzard which closed everything down for days, we had in 14 different locations in the district of columbia 1,500 street people being cared for in these shelters. therwould have been no place for them to go. and i'm happy to say that the
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response of our people to helping to cover the additional cost ofhat was remarkable. >> we have just a few moments left. you have more than 400 people -- your closest family and friends will be joining us on this momentous occasion next week, is that right? >> i'm looking forward to it. it's goingo be a great chore but, you're right. we have some 400 people who are coming from the church here and elsewhere around the kuntry who just want to be a part, i think, of a great blsing for washington. >> we thank you and wish you all the best in rome next week and a safe return. we look forward to it. >> jim, thank yo so vermuch. >> such a pleasure to talk to you. we thank you for watching this morning. enjoy the rest of your weekend, everybody. now back to news 4 today.
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i think it's terrible. >> i'm very disappointed at the whole thing. >> i think he needs much prayer. that's all i have say. >> prince george's county residents react to this week's story. good morning. welcome news 4 today. i'm kimberly suiters. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. it is sunday, november 14th, 2010. news just ahead. first a quick check on our forecast. meteorologist chuck bell's in the studio with u another chilly start to the morning. a little november chill to get you started on a sunday morning but it's goin to be another beauty of a november afternoon. today temperatures more typical of the early part of october as opposed to the middle of november. so bonus material, everybody. bonus sunshine. bonus warmth for our stretch of november weather here. it's going to be coming to an end. today will be the last of the really nice days outside. plenty osunshine today. an increase in mid and high level clouds this afternoon but
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mild indeed. 30egrees in sterling, have virginia, this morning. 31 in winchester and front royal. 28 in charlestown, west virginia. 33 at the inner hbor in baltimore. mid and high level clouds on the increase today. we'll get plenty of sunshine through the clou. a mild and dry afternoon. those clouds and showers are on the way but i don't think they're going to have much of a chance of getting here uil probably late in the day tomorrow. so as a result today is another winner. 65, 66 degrees for high temperatures around town today. great outdoor weather day for leafing and raking. >> leafing? >> leafing. the leaves are coming down you need to rake them out of the trees first. >> is that what leafing is? i like it, chuck. >> i'll fess up, i made it up. >> thank you, chuck. >> oka in our headlines now the arrest of prince george's county executive jack johnson and his wife are bound to be among conversaons at brunch. federal agents raided their home on friday and took the two into custody and right after his release jack johnson vowed he
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would be vindicated. john schriffen has more on that arrest from the people he serves. >> reporter: did you vote for him? >>es, i did. yes. >> are you disappointe now? >> sure. well, again, he's not guilty until proven guilty. >> reporter: there are some jack johnson suprters in prince george's county that despite his arrest are wait to go pass judgment. >> he has done a lot of good. i hope he comes out o it okay. >> reporter: but there are many other residents we talked from from bowie, district heights, who have already seen enough. >>e put so much trust in our elected officials and we expect them to live up to certain standards and when they don' it is very disturbing. >> the county has had to battle for a long time against somewhat negative images. and i think this will only aggravate that >> reporter: johnson and his wife were arrested charged with tampering with evidence and
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destroying records. what was the most shocking part of this for you? >> the part she put the $80,000 in her panties. that was the most shocking. i mean, the whole thing is shocking for real, the whole thing. you don't expect to hear things like that. >> reporter: johnson has said over the next three weeks he wi finish out the remainder of term as county executive. there are some residents here in for instance george's county who feel his wife, newly appointed to the county council, should now step down. >> you canet him go out and he gets to spend the rest of his life regretting this one decision. the fact she gets to make important decisions f my life is nfair. >> reporr: john schriffen, news 4. next month baker will take er the county executive office when jack johnson's term ends. baker has no commented on the arrest but his aides say his agenda includes creating an ethical government in prince george's county. he's called for an ethics reform package tonclude adding an inspector general. some elected officials welcome the new leadership.
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>> we can do better going forward. i think with baker as the new leader who has a clear agenda for reform, we can do better and i think we will do better but, unfortunately, sometimes it has to get wor before it gets better. >> baker ran unsuccessfully against johnson twice in the past. >> we're following two deveping stories this morning. first in virginia firefighters are investigating a two alarm fire at a strip mall in vienna thatreak out at the shopping center on the 300 block of maple avenue west early this morning. the cause of the blaze is still unknown. no injuries were reported. and over in maryland a man is seriously hurt after a shooting at an apartment complex. this happened this morning in the 400 block of muddy branch road in gaithersburg. police suspe the man was attempting to break into one of the apartments when the owner shot him. the man was taken to a nearby hospital. police do not leave s injuries are life threatening. stay with us for updates on both situations as they become available.
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it was expected to b a tense night at a local high school but when the time came for a scheduled protest by westborough baptist church, the controversial group was a no show. the church planned to picket yesterday. they're upset about richard montgomery high schools performing the laramie project, about a reaction to the murder of a gay colle student, matthew shepard. they say god killed sheppard because of his sexual orientation. that message sparked a counter protest. >> they bring a message of hate and we need to retaliate with lo and reason rather than irrational action and hatred. >> the young actress said we don't need a coter protest. we just need everybody to come to the show. they have not respond ed ed to inquiries as twhy they did not show up. this morning a maryland teenager is in jail for a deadly robbery. police say he was one of four
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men who held up mr. wings and pizza in glen burn burnie frida night. bullets hit a ctomer there. 17-year-old vincent buhner was charged as an adult with first-degree murder. detectives are looking for the other three men they say were involved in the shooting. one of the world's most prominent and well-known political prisoners is now free this morning. democracy activist aun san suu kyi was release from myanmar. she told a crowd of 5,000 she will continue to fight for human rights in the military controlled country. it's not clear whether the burmese government has imposed any conditions on her release and if she would accept them. she has been under house arrest or in jail for 15 of the last 21 years. a very rough night for our local pro orts teams. >> hakem dermish has highlights of the caps and wizards in this morning's sports in a minute. good morning, everyone.
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yo "sports minut begins with hockey. capitals on the road last night against the buffalo sabres. third period down 2-1. niolas backstrom answers with a sweet goal, ties the game at 2-2. it stays that way after regulation. we go to overtime. in ot sabres on the attack. check out vanek. nice moves around john carlson. oh, my. beats holtby. the sabres defeat the capitals in overtime. caps back in action today at home against the thrashers at 5:00. in the nba wizards othe road in chicago. gilbert arenas had 30 points off the bench. he hit seven three-pointers but washington comes up short in the end faing 103-96. derrick rose led the way for the bulls with 24 points. college football, maryland against virginia. terps freshman running bk d.j. adams scored three touchdowns helping maryland defeat uva 42-23. in north carina, number 20, virginia tech, taking on unc. tyrod taylor threw two
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touchdowns to marcus davis and the dense forced six turnovers. virginia tech wins 26-10. they've won eight in a row. elsewhere, navy defeats central michigan, 38-37. that's your "sports minute." i'm hakem dermish. ve a great day. the redskins honored veterans this weekend by offering free health screenings. we told but this yesterday morning here on news 4 today. veterans were able to get free cholesterol, diabetes, blood pressure, and prostate screenings. form earp redskins players, cheerleaders and the hogettes were this to encourage service men and women and their familesr to stay healthy. glaxo smithkline and the department of veterans affair all sponsored this event. 7:39 right now. straight ahead, more controversy involving enn beck. what the conservative commentator said that now has some people furious and the new session of congress has president obama taking a noof apprch to his policies. a look at the president's priorities wn we return. oh wow, look at at.
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the anti-defamation league is criticizing fox news channel's glenn beck over remarks he made about billionaire financier george soros and the holocaust. he described soros as a jewish boy helping send the jews to the death camps. he survivedhe nazi occupation and donates to liberal causes. the adl national director called beck's remarks inappropriate and
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offensive. new members of coness are due in town tomorrow andhen they arrive they'll be greeted by a president willing to dl. president looking to slash the budget and c the deficit and the only thing he won't do is raise taxes on the middle class. other than that he's willing to make some serious compromises with republicans nbc's brian mooar reports. >> reporter: as president obama winds down his asian trip, he's looking for ys to work with the incoming republican members of congress. >> we have a chance advance the interests of not republicans or democrats but of the american people, to put our country on the path of fiscal discipline and responsibility that will leato a brighter economic future for all. >> reporter: the president wants to eliminate earmarks, those pork projects lawmakers piggyback into bigger bills. and this past week a presidential commission released radical suggestions for raising revenue and slashinghe deficit. that includes a cut in the home mortgage tax deduction.
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republicans say they're ready to make some tough decisions. >> we're also tracking down every last rule and roadblock rigged to keep government spending binge on autopilot. and if wre ever going to change the broken status quo, we need to make it easier to cut spending and harder to increase it. >> reporter: docrats are already drawing the battle lines and not just over budgetuts. house speaker nancy pelosi is about toose her title, but she wants to lead the democratic minority with the same management team. she brokered a deal that would keep steny hoyer as her number two and james clyburn as her number three. heading off a fight that would have divided her forces before the fighting even begins. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. president obama's top adviser david axelrod will visit "meet the press" this morning to talk about theeals the president is willing to strike on the deficit and tax cuts. then senator john mccain will speak to congress and how they plan on working with democrats
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to achieve their goal. that's a this morning starting at 10:30 on "meet the press" right here on nbc 4. well, we all knew it was coming but now this announcement is official. former white house chief of staff rahm emanuel announced saturday he is running for mayor of chicago. the foer congressman and presidential adviser has often been seen as a washington insider. but during his announcement he emphasized his family's roots in chicago and e need to address the city's current challenges emanuel resigned from the white house in early october. the election for chicago's next mayor will be held i february. former president george bush drew more than 3,000 people at a book signing in central florida. bush spoke and signed his new memoir, decision points, at a large retirement comnity near orlando. he said during the visit that he doesn't miss being president, but he does miss some of the perks. like flying on air force one and never getting stuck in traffic. >> but "newsweek" had him listed as getting millions of dollars
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for this in advance for the book. he probably doesn't miss making less money. the "today" show is next at 8:. >> let's see what they're working on now. lester holt joins us live from new york. good morning. >> kimberly and aaron, coming up on "today" they were hijacked from their yacht by somali pilots more than a year ago. after 400 days as hostages, the british couple has been freed. we'ltell you where they're heading. plus, back to the white house. the president is gearing up for a very busy week in washington including showdowns of the republicans over whether to extend tax cuts. we're live with the challeng he's facing. also, the desperate sech for a missing family. an ohio mom, her two children and a friend have not been seen or heard from since last week and authorities say they may be victims of foul play. we'll bring you new details in that case. then on a much lighter note, bob newhart, this funny man continues to make us laugh. my one-on-one interview with the comic legend ahead. those stories and metropolitan more when we see you later on "today."
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back to u now. >> thank you, lester. 7:46. let's bring in chuck bell and see what you're working on. >> i am working on all kinds of thingsver here. i am going to solve the federal deficit problem. >> just trust me. >> i'm doing all of it. so, yes, i'm working on -- >> and leafing. >> and leafing. exactly. i'm busy making up words. i'm doing it all over here. i'll have a complete check of this is your captain speaking. we are 14th in line for takeoff.
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looks like it's bumper to bumper on the interstate. i gotta get to cleveland! remove your belt, your watch, your shoes. i wonder what gas costs today. seven dollars for a pillow! an exa bag costs what? i hate traffic! ♪
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we're having some pretty great fall weather here now but looks like in the middle of winter in other parts of the country, the largest november snowfall in two decades socked the midwest this weekend. nearly a foot fell in minneapolis/st. paul. there were about 400 crashes throughout minnesota. northern wisconsin could see another six inches today. >> they haven't even pulled out
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their boots yet. they're running around the snow in their tennis shoes. it's only november. it's still 28 or 30 degrees and snowing aspposed to january and february when it's like 6 below zero. >> i'd be in the corner crying someere. >> i'm hoping. i'm a snow lover and since we are usually snow challenged here in the area i'm hoping maybe even sneak some of tha snow in our direction. >> oh, my gosh. >> just to your house, please. >> just to your house is right. >> when i talked to the kids at school, they're all very interested in snow days, let me put it that way. they all want to know if there's going to be a snow day winter. the odds of us setting another record this year not ry likely. never say never to mother nature, but i don't think we're going to have 56 inches of snow this winter. mayb more than average. i do think we'll have ail already snow than average.
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51.5 maybe. the sun is shining. we have some mid level clouds drifting on by. those are not rain making clouds. we d't have to worry about that on our sunday afternoon. temperatures, though, with the clouds on the increase later on this afternoon, temperatures won't be quite as nice today a they were over the last couple of days. we'll close. within a degree or two. 41 right now with hardly a breeze blowing here in the washington area. very light winds again today. any breeze we get will gradually come out of the southeast at five to six miles an hour. that's about it. temperatures still below freezing now. up into northern mayryland, thi is going to be the last of the reallyice days. today will be our seventh day in a row. very nice indeed. temperatures mild out to across parts of the mississippi river valley. temperatures are tumbling from st. louis down to memphis. 15 to 25 degrees colder than the same time yesterday. the cooler air is starting to win the day.
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at least parts of the mid south. for us the weather front is making ever so slow progress. high pressure has been in charge the last couple ofays and it's only given up the fight ever so slowly. this will make it here but it's going to take a long time. a look at our ture cast. high pressure in charge. beautiful, warm day outside. temperatures in the mid-60s. but not quite the sparkling blue sky that we had yesterday. clouds on the increase later on this afternoon, overnight tonight that weather front hangs up on the appalachian mountains and as a result wel have a cloudy start tomorrow. any rain chances will hold off. i think by the time we get into monday night, especially tuesday morning, tuesday afternoon, that's when the rain chances start to go up. so for today mostly sunny, mild,
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clouds. sun goes down at 4:55. highs today, becoming cloudy. clouds possible as we get to sundown. i think we just bw a fuse or something. a check of your extended forecast here, mostly sunny. 66 today. 62 tomorrow with a 30% chance of rain late in the day. most of the rain with this next system will be falling on tuesday. and lingering into tuesday night. maybe even wednesday morning a few showers around. but wednesday afternoon should be dry. eagles and redskins playing a mondayight game tomorrow night. 55 degrees with plenty of clouds around. a risk of light rain or sprinkle in the second half of thgame. just in time f next weekend. >> that did nothing for me like the lights going out in the studio. >> zing.
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>> we're out of time and when you go over your time, you're do. >> it's like the gog. the caps go for their seventh win in a row. maryland takes on virginia. >> hakem dermish has your sports. good morning, everyone. we start with hoey. and when you play the buffalo sabres, you know what you're u against. goaltender ryan miller, one of the best in the nhl. the defending vezina trophy winner back in net after missing two weeks because of injury. the capitals riding a six-game winning streak trying to solve the ryan miller riddle. and ryan miller not getting any help early. no score first period. buffalo defenseman tyler myers tries to clear it to alexander semin. passes and rips it past miller. capita take a 1-0 lead. i would say they're solving miller to this point. later the first, still one up. caps on the power play but here come the sabres. patrick kaleta out front shoots.
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wow, phenomenal glove save by holtby. washington trails, 2-1. puck in the sabres zone. niklas backstrom off the post and in. backstrom's fifth of the season. we're all knotted at 2-2. game goes to overtime. over a minute left in ot, tomas vanek, backhand on holtby. watch it again. are you kidding me? pret move. goes right past carlson and beats holtby. the capitals fall 3-2 in overti. the capitals are back at home later today against atlanta. face-off set for 5:00. nba now, washington in chicago last night. a madeor tv matchup between two number one overall draft picks. the wizards john wall against the bulls derrick rose. and john wall going against derrick rose for the first time in their careers. second quarter, wizards down two. off the bulls' miss, blatche grabs it ahead to john wall. drives and this is beaiful.
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goes around the back and up and in. wow. wall went for 16 points. moments later wall gets the rebound, runs the floor, lobs it up for mcgee and throws it down over corver. mcgee had six points and four blocks. rose going against wall. looking like michael jordan. on this play. rose had a team high, 24 points. gilbert arenas and check this out. hits from deep. he had 30 points off the bench, seven three-pointers. wizards cut the lead to to five. that's as ose as they ge 103-96. college football. on senior day a freshman from maryland domines. terps running back d.j. adams who has played sparingly this season was goliath on the goal line scoring three touchdowns
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against the cavaliers. maryland beats down virginia knocking the cavs out of bowl contention. we're in charlottesville. mike london drawg up a trick play against the terps, it works. first quarr lining up for a field goal, psych. dges, a former team manager, flips the ball to danzer. 16 yards for the touchdown. virginia in front, 10-7. second quarter, same score. o'brien calls his own number. follows his block. textbook. 12-yard score. 14-10, terrapins. end of the third quarter, terps down two. o'brien throws over the middle. off the hands of darnell carter and williams snags it for a 26-yard gain. little lucky but the terps take it. three plays later to freshman d.j. adams and he busts in for his third touchdown of the game. lph friedgen with the defeat. the cavaliers committed 16 penalties for a loss of 145 yards. maryland plays florida state at home next week. all right, to north
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carolina. number 20, virginia tech, against unc. okay. who has the better view, those people or this dude? l alone on top of a cne outside the stadium. third quarter, hokies down one. tyrod taylor back to pass. finds marcus davis in the back of the end zone for an 11-yard scor virginia tech takes a 16-10 lead. later tar heels with the ball. t.j. yates play-action, goes deep for his receiver in double coverage. not a good choice. intercepted by hosely. the hokies force six north carolina turnovers. so that leads to this. taylor under pssure tosses it up for that marcus davis guy again. the same resul touchdown, hokies. virginia tech wins it 26-10. its eighth win in a row. to annapolis. navy posting. chris procter in at quarterback. procter and navy ground game still in business. midshipmen trailing by three third quarter. procter fakes the pitch. scrambles in. navy takes a 28-24 lead.
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foureconds left. central michigan just scored. instead of the extra p they go for two and the win. ryan radcliff looking for his receiver but it's incomplete and that's it. the coach can't contain his joy, celebrating like a kid. vy, oh, yeah, they hang on to win it 38-37. that's your morning sports. i'm hakem dermh. have a great day. a great way to end sports. that's it for news 4 today. we'll be back in 25 minutes with the local news update. and of course join us at 9:00 a.m. for a full hour of news. have a great d. [ man ] are you aware that verizon fios brings fibeoptics to your home and cable doesn't? yes. -i read that. -i dknow that. yes, but there's a contract. at verizon, they want you to have a two year contract. no one likes to be tied down. [ man ] so ithey didn't lock you into a term coract,

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